The Assignment

The finished assignment shows pages 46 and 47 of the Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Clowns and Clowning. We have a description of 1980’s US digital clown Eugene Cross. The entry shows also a still from his 1983 video performance ‘Modern Mimes – a Visual and Sensory Piece for Big Top’. I have searched on YouTube for…

Second thoughts – planning outline

These are some just general notes and scribbles regarding the piece. Notebook work really. As this has been an on-going project, notes have overlapped, plans have merged and separated, decisions changed.   I don’t know if these notes make anything clearer for anyone. I use this large notebook generally, but also a small notebook which…

Assignment 4 – Responding to a theme

Genre is helpful but general – no photographer is just a still life or portrait photographer. I was glad to hear that no photographer sticks to one genre – though I am not totally sure if that is true for all – it certainly seems to be true of me. I worry sometimes that this…

Exercise 4.1 Fragments

I wanted to avoid the normal grouping of still lives. I wasn’t opposed to doing traditional style lives – but just wanted to play with the set-up really. So because of this I chose traditional still life objects, bottle, fruit, flowers – the usual – but tried to mess a bit with the structure. I…

Assignment three – And another one

As I mentioned last time the printer has managed to speed up some of his processes, and hence this page was reproduced much quicker than before. Now to be fair to the guy, this page was in better condition, with less creasing and foxing. So according to our discussion today, that made it much easier…

Assignment Three – Another clone

This morning I went to the printers to pick up the latest re-print of pages from the Illustrated History of Clowns and Clowning. Because of the high quality of the work the printers are producing, it has worked out very expensive to get it laid out, copied, images made, and then finally printed. Because of…

Assignment 3 – Clones

I am always interested in ‘found’ works – the act of finding, and choosing to present, and present in a certain way making them a certain type of art work. I have used them to some extent in this segment of the course. In 2012 I was browsing through an Oxfam book store in Balham, London. It…

Contact sheets

I realised that for some reason I hadn’t included the contact sheets along with the submissions. I have edited them down as some were nonsense. I was using a remote trigger, so I took some shots, moved myself, took some more shoots, moved again etc. Then I would go, look at images, alter settings, and…

Final submission & explanatory text

These are the assignment images I have submitted to my tutor. Unlike the first assignment there is no requirement for a text-based explanation. However I felt for my records, and based on my previous assessment that some description of what I hoped to achieve, how successful or unsuccessful I felt I was, would be of…

Further plans and notes

I have decided to focus on three Caravaggio paintings. These are Supper at Emmaus, the version in the National Gallery in London; Boy with basket of fruit, from the Gallery Borghese in Rome; and David and Goliath, the version in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The reason I have decided on 3 is simply a matter…

Tutor feedback

Here is the feedback I received from my tutor. I have since spoken to him for clarification purposes etc. I will do another post about my reaction to the feedback. But here it is anyway. Glover FiP 1

Initial thoughts and plans

This assignment is about taking a considered approach to creating a photograph of a person. You’ll need to take care over your choice of model, their clothes, setting, environmental objects and background. You’ll need a small torch for this assignment. Tape a funnel of black paper over the end of it to act as a…